Wed May 13, 2015 10:49 am
CBS has unveiled its primetime schedule for the 2015-16 season, including Supergirl, The Big Bang Theory and NCIS.
The network's highly-anticipated drama Supergirl will air on Monday nights at 8pm ET from November. This means it will go directly up against Fox's fellow DC series Gotham.
The Big Bang Theory will temporarily shift to Mondays at 8pm along with new comedy Life in Pieces at 8.30pm. After Thursday Night Football ends in the autumn both shows will move back to Thursdays and leave room for Supergirl.
Scorpion will air at 9pm on Mondays, followed by NCIS: Los Angeles at 10pm.
NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans will be the Tuesday night lead-ins for new drama Limitless, which will air at 10pm.
On Wednesdays, Survivor and Criminal Minds will be followed by new series Code Black at 10pm.
Thursday's comedy schedule will be completed by Mom at 9pm, followed by new sitcom Angel from Hell at 9.30pm. Elementary continues at 10pm.
The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods stay on Friday nights, while The Good Wife and CSI: Cyber will air on Sundays.
Several shows including Person of Interest will return midseason, with CBS expected to announce a full 12-month schedule later this year.
CBS has also confirmed that CSI will come to an end with a two-hour finale movie on September 27.
Fri May 22, 2015 11:14 am
Supergirl pilot leaks online 6 months before its November premiere
After a commitment in September 2014, the series was officially picked up by CBS earlier this month. The pilot was scheduled to debut in November, but those plans have now massively unraveled after the episode leaked online, six months earlier than its planned debut.
Two ‘Scene’ release groups – DiMENSiON and LOL – competed to premiere the title first this morning, with the latter beating the former by around 90 seconds. LOL’s version is a convenient 400mb so likely to become the most sought after copy. On the other hand DiMENSiON’s is more than 15 times the size, but for 1080p connoisseurs it’ll be worth the wait.
Although it’s certainly possible that the pilot contains hidden watermarks, as far as visible identifiers go the 46 minute episode looks very clean. As illustrated by the image below, there are no tell-tale ‘property of’ warnings that are regularly seen on ‘screener’ copies of leaked movies.
The leak of the pilot came as a complete surprise a couple of hours ago so download stats on BitTorrent sites are a currently quite modest 25,000 or so. However, given the anticipated media snowball effect during the day the number of downloads is likely to increase dramatically, probably to more than a million by this time tomorrow.
The Supergirl leak comes just weeks after the first four episodes of the new series of Game of Thrones leaked online. That event triggered a piracy crazy that continues to this day.
Whether more episodes of Supergirl will leak online in the days to come is unknown but in any event it seems likely that CBS will try to stem the current tide. The company is a prolific sender of DMCA takedown notices and regularly sends more than 100,000 each week to Google alone.